Missing Energon Combiner

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  1. grayman

    grayman The Alpha and The Omega TFW2005 Supporter

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    I was just wondering. Energon Superion Maximus combiners were designated A1 thru A5, Constructicon Maximus combiners were C1 thru C5 and Bruticus Maximus combiners were D1 thru D5. Why was B1 thru B5 skipped? Could there have been another combiner planned in the very early stages that would have been designated B1 thru B5? Maybe another Autobot to even out the group with 2 Autobots versus 2 Decepticons? Maybe a Defensor Maximus combiner?
     
  2. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't think there was ever meant to be a "B" team, but that the letters corresponded to the team type. "A" for the Air team, "C" the Construction team, and "D" the ... destruction team?
     
  3. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm fairly sure that the letter prefixes simply represented the names: Arielbots, Constructicons and Desctructicons or whatever they're called.
     
  4. grayman

    grayman The Alpha and The Omega TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks for clearing that up for me.
     
  5. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    Could it be for Energon Superion Maximus' dead brother? I've asked the TF Club to release future exclusives like the Clear Skyfall to make the "Ghost Brother". Anyway, the club responded they would consider it. Slim hope at best though.
     
  6. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    i'm thinking it could be superion's brother. he probably would have been protectobots or technobots
     
  7. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    No, Superions brother is an exact replica, which I guess is why he was never really considered a Character, he appeared once, twice maybe, and that was it. His only noteable appearence was helping Superion beat Bruticus + Constructicon.
     
  8. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well, if they could make Sunstorm a figure. . . .
     
  9. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    true, Im not saying a See-thru (95% see-thru at least), with a tint of colour here and there wouldnt be awesome.
     
  10. NotoriousBIC

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    I would assume they simply re-used Superion's animation model instead of wasting time and money on a minor character. That would still leave the possibility of a planned B team open.
     
  11. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    someday i'd love to see concept art for the missing limbs. I've always believed they must have had unique limbs at AT LEAST one point in the design phase, and i'm 90% Certain that Cyb Hardtop/Swindle was a rejiggered design from the destrution team (the way he's constructed and engineered has always seemed more Late Energon than Cybertron)
     
  12. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    It has to be the same reason there's no such thing as B batteries..
     
  13. Primevil

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    I think some people are reading into this too much. The jets were labeled as the Air Team, the constructions vehicles as the Construction team, and the military vehicles as the Destruction team.

    Which is pretty much why the Bruticus components weren't called the Combaticons, because there would be two sets of combiners designated C1-5.
     
  14. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Excellent observation! Never heard that one until now. Odd....
     
  15. Dolza_Khyron

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    oh but B could of been for B for bytch team lol
     
  16. seven

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    But there is such a thing as a B battery. It was used in old old radios.
     
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    There were no plans for a fourth team. The combiners were last-minute additions to the line. Given the limited release schedule that they could release them under, there were only two real options that they had considered: either make two combiners with wholly unique limbs, or the second option that they went with in the end, is having three different combiners but re-used limbs.
     

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